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The Course Register 1997

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Lucy Baggott, Alexandra Bateman, Grace Bodie, Mark Breeze, Caroline Buckee, Sally Buckingham, Katherine Bunbury, Piers Calvert, James Catlow, Anna Louise Clegg, Emily Davies, Susannah De Zoete, Olga Dixon-Brown, Richard Elwes, Charlotte Hawes, Clare Henderson, Marshall Henshaw, Lucy Henzell-Thomas, Katherine Heskett, Olivia Higgins, Nicola Hoare, Alice Howard-Vyse, Emma Innes-Williams, Deborah Jacobs, Kesiah Kelsey, Anna Kemp, Louisa Knight, Kristin Lewis, Samuel Mudge, Roya Nikkhah, Alice Peto, Harriet Pickard, Thomas Pinsent, Katherine Poett, Alexander Robinson, Christopher Salz, John Smales, Rowena Smith, Georgina Trotter, Dan Webster, Sarah Wilson, Victoria Zimmerman.


Record of Past Programme
The Pre-University Interim Course

January 27 – March 27
Director: John Hall

Venice. Hotel Messner
Florence. Hotel Maxim
Rome. Pensione Lydia Venier

Lectures: The Dante Alighieri Society (Arsenale)

Lecturers and Syllabus

John Allison B.Mus., Ph.D. Assistant Editor of Opera Magazine. Music critic for The Times. Author of Edward Elgar: Sacred Music and The Mitchell Beazley Pocket Companion to Opera
Rossini: crossing the boundaries; Verdi: operatic giant; Puccini and his world; Russia: from Italian outpost to operatic nation; the 20th century opera as a modern art form.

Chantal Brotherton-Radcliffe M.A. Edinburgh, Ph.D. Warburg Institute, teaches for Sotheby’s Works of Art Course, specialising in Venetian Painting
How to look at a painting

Louisa Buck M.A. Cambridge, M.A. Courtauld Institute. Journalist, broadcaster and art critic. Reviewer for Radio 4’s Kaleidoscope, contemporary arts columnist for The Independent and GQ magazine
Modern Art
Abstract art: the birth of Modernism; Dada and Surrealism: order out of anarchy; pop art and pop culture: consumerism celebrated; modern art in Venice: the artistic life and loves of Peggy Guggenheim and the role of the Venice Biennale; art now: pushing back the boundaries.

Bruna Caruso
Visit to Padova
Scrovegni Chapel – Giotto; Eremitani – Mantegna; Santo – Donatello; Scuola del Santo – Titian.

Malcolm Crowthers M.Mus. (Lon.) Freelance photographer and journalist. Formerly music critic The Daily Telegraph. Specialises in photographing musicians for CD covers and buildings. Illustrated books on Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Yehudi Menuhin. Several exhibitions of his work have been held in London. Currently writing book of conversations with the composer John Tavener to be published (Faber & Faber) 1997
An introduction to photography classes – in Venice

Mike Davies Partner in Richard Rogers, architects responsible for the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Lloyds Building, London and the new Millennium Project at Greenwich
Architecture today

Gregory Dowling M.A. (Oxon.) Teaches at the University of Venice, has written thrillers set in Italy and England, translator
Byron; Shelley in Venice

Jane Glover M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon.) Conductor, broadcaster and writer
The prodigy; declaration of independence; the final curtain; Mozart in context.

Nick Grimshaw CBE, RA, Hon D.Litt., AADip. (Hons.) Chairman, Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners Ltd., architects responsible for Waterloo International Terminal, The Financial Times building, the British Pavilion at Seville EXPO ’92, The Western Morning News at Plymouth and the RAC Headquarters at Bristol
Aspects of architecture past and present
Structure – from 13th century barns to Waterloo; space – from a cell in Alcatraz to Piazza San Marco; skin – from Rouen Cathedral to the Financial Times; site – from St. Malo to Western Morning News; sound – from the Trevi Fountain to Stansted Airport.

Charles Hope M.A., D.Phil. Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Warburg Institute, London University. Formerly Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford University. An organiser of the ‘Genius of Venice’ exhibition at the Royal Academy, author of Titian and other publications
Renaissance art and history; Renaissance art and criticism
Vasari, art history, Florence and Venice
The altarpiece; religious narratives; history, ancient and modern; mythology and allegory; Veronese and secular decoration in Venice.

Deborah Howard M.A Cambridge, Ph.D. Courtauld Institute, FSA, FSA Scot. Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Commissioner of the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland and Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Author of Jacopo Sansovino: architecture and patronage in Renaissance Venice and The Architectural History of Venice
Venetian Architecture
Venice’s amphibious townscape; Venice and the East; Ruskin’s Venice; Piazza S. Marco as a theatrical space; the plague and its impact on the city.

Geoffrey Humphries Portrait-figure artist, has lived in Venice for 30 years and exhibited throughout Europe
Life drawing classes and portraiture classes

Dick Kingzett Director of Agnew’s, art dealers, joined Christie’s 1947; joined Agnew’s 1950; became partner 1955. Author of Catalogue Raisonne on Samuel Scott for the Walpole Society. Advisor for the National Heritage Lottery Fund
50 years in the art trade

Peter Lauritzen M.A., resident in Venice since 1967, author of Palaces of Venice, Venice: 1,000 years of Culture and Civilization, The Islands and Lagoons of Venice and UNESCO report: Venice Restored, editor at large of Architectural Digest
Venetian History (1); (2). Restoration in Venice Venetian palaces Palladio
Visit to San Giorgio Maggiore and Palladian villas in the Veneto, Villa Cornaro, Villa Emo at Fanzolo, Villa Barbaro at Maser.

Edward Lucie-Smith M.A., FRSL, poet, art critic, author of many books, including Movements in Art since 1945, Art Today, Lives of the Great 20th Century Artists and Visual Arts of the 20th Century. Currently working on a universal history called 30,000 Years of Art
Movements in modern art
Classical modern styles; the nature of abstract art; realism in the 20th century; pop art and pop culture; art today – the 70s, 80s and 90s

Lord McAlpine Active in the worlds of commerce, the arts and wildlife. Treasurer of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990 and Deputy Chairman 1979 to 1983. He is a regular columnist for The European, World Interiors, Building Magazine and many national papers in Britain. Has published numerous books, including Journal of a Collector (Pavilion Books) 1993

Richard MacKenney Ph.D. Reader in History, Edinburgh University. Author of Tradesman and Traders: the world of the guilds in Venice and Europe 1250-1650 (1987) and Sixteenth Century Europe (1993)
The Italian contribution to the civilisation of the West

Nigel McGilchrist M.A. (Oxon.) has lived and worked as an art historian in Rome for over 16 years. He has taught at Rome University and has been Director of the Anglo-Italian Institute and External Consultant to the Superintendence of Fine Arts of the Italian Government during that period. He lectures for a consortium of American Universities, teaching the history of painting techniques and materials. A frequent contributor to the Arts page of The Times and a regular lecturer for the San Diego Museum of Art, California
Venetian painting
The origins of the Venetian Renaissance; tempera and oil; Antonello and Giovanni Bellini; sacred and profane themes in the early Venetian Masters; Titian: the formation of a new European taste; coloured marbles in Imperial Rome and their re-use in Byzantium and in Venice.

John Milsom M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon.) lecturer in music at Christ Church and Oriel College, Oxford. Writer, broadcaster and columnist for the BBC Music Magazine. An authority on music of the Renaissance
The rise of European music
Music in the service of spectacle and ceremony; the medieval origins of Western art-music; music and the idea of ‘Renaissance’; Monteverdi: ‘creator of modern music’; music and the idea of ‘Baroque’

David Newbold M.A. (Oxon.), M.A. (Reading) Linguistics, teaches English at University of Verona, author of English language teaching materials, education broadcaster, journalist, and correspondent in Italy for The Times Educational Supplement
Italian schools and universities

Paula Nuttall B.A., Ph.D. Courtauld Institute. Lectures in the field of Italian and Netherlandish Renaissance painting for the Universities of Cambridge and London (Courtauld, UCL and Birkbeck), the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum
The classical language of architecture
How to look at a painting

Nicholas Penny Ph.D. Clore Curator of Renaissance Art, National Gallery. Formerly Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford and Keeper of Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Books include Raphael (with Roger Jones), Tastes and the Antique (with Francis Haskell). Responsible for organising exhibitions and catalogues of numerous artists, including Reynolds
How the National Gallery works
Measures of Excellence
Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto (in the church of the Gesuati), the heirs of Raphael and Titian.

Penny Sparke Ph.D. Senior tutor in History of Design at the Royal College of Art. Author of among other books, Italian Design 1870 to the Present. She is a regular contributor to international design magazines and frequently broadcasts on the subject
Modern Italian design

Nicholas True CBE, M.A. former Whitgift Research Student, Peterhouse, Cambridge in the field of Byzantine Studies. Publications on Byzantium
Byzantine art
The origins of Byzantine style – Ravenna; the golden age of Byzantium; Byzantium and Venice; Torcello and San Marco.

Caroline Villers B.A. Oxford, M.A. Courtauld Institute, Diploma in Conservation, Courtauld Institute, lecturer in conservation of paintings, Courtauld Institute
Painting techniques
Tempera – the craft of painting; oil painting and individuality; Impressionism: new materials; conservation and change (time); conservation and change (restoration).

Rosella Zorzi Professor in American Literature, University of Venice, Director, Societa Dante Alighieri, Venice
Ezra Pound
American and English views on Titian and Tintoretto
Visit to Ravenna – Sant’Apollinare in Classe; San Vitale; Tomb of Galla Placidia; Orthodox Baptistry; museums; Sant’Apollinare Nuovo


Charles Cecil
Art classes

Francine Van Hertsen M.A. Art History (Louvre, Paris), Diploma of Institute of Painting Conservation, Florence, Art History teacher, Chief Restorer of the frescoes of S. Luigi dei Francesi, Rome
Introduction to Florence. Florentine Architecture and Sculpture; visits to Museo del Opera del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Bargello, Baptistry, Duomo, San Lorenzo (Brunelleschi), Santa Croce and Pazzi Chapel. Florentine Painting; visits to Uffizi Gallery, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Felicita, Santo Spirito, Carmini; Fra Angelico and Michelangelo; visits to San Marco and Accademia.


Joachim Strupp Ph.D. (St. Andrew’s) teaches at University of Buckingham. He has recently lived in Italy for three years and his speciality is Italian Renaissance Sculptured Altarpieces on which he has published several studies
Visits to the monument to Vittorio Emmanuele, Capitole, SS. Martina e Luca, Forum Romanum, Palatine, Fora of the Emperors, Colosseum, S.Clemente, S. Pietro in Vincoli. Piazza Barbarini, Fontana del Tritone, Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo and S. Maria del Popolo (Caravaggio), Piazza Navona: Fountain of the Four Rivers (Bernini) and S. Agnes in Piazza Navona (Borromini), S. Maria della Pace, S. Luigi dei Francesi (Caravaggio).The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and SS.Vincenzo e Anastasio. St. Peter’s Basilica.

Baroque Rome: Il Gesu, S.Andrea al Quirinale, S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, S. Maria della Vittoria, S. Susanna.


Private visits to Vatican Museums including the Apollo Belvedere and Laocoon statues, the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Stanze.

Baroque Rome: Il Gesu, S. Ivo alla Sapienza (Borromini), S. Andrea al Quirinale (Bernini), S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (Borromini), S. Maria della Vittoria (Bernini:Ecstasy of St. Theresa), S. Susanna (facade).

Villa D’Este and the Temple of Vesta, Tivoli.

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